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2 03, 2019

Radio Tower 13: Bill Edwards and Programming WALK

By | 2019-03-02T14:59:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Radio|2 Comments

From the hills of Scranton to the shores of Patchogue Bay, Bill Edwards pursued a career in radio driven by his love of music. As program director at WALK on Long Island, he helped build the sound of the station through the 1980s and 90s.

On today’s episode he takes us through the evolving history of music programming, from gut-level decisions to precise polling data to non-stop Christmas music (for which he may or may not be responsible). We also discuss his internship days at WABC, life during Hurricane Gloria, and the state of radio history at local stations.

 

Bill Edwards.

Links

Station Bibliography
Scranton: WEJL
Ithaka: WTKO
NYC: WABC
Long Island: WGSM, WGBB, WBLI, WALK, WLIM